charities, heritage

More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

VISITORS to historic Kinneil House in Bo’ness in central Scotland, soared in 2011, according to the charity The Friends of Kinneil. The group said 2025 people toured inside the mansion in the past year, compared to 1622 visitors in 2010 – an increase of nearly 25 per cent. The charity said strong media support and… Continue reading More House guests at Kinneil thanks to Facebook

charities, construction, Ogilvie

Ogilvie helps charity in £10 million expansion plan

OGILVIE Construction is playing its part in a £10 million project to help a charity expand its activities in rural Stirlingshire. Camphill Blair Drummond runs a "warm and welcoming" facility, providing homes and meaningful daily activities for people with learning disabilities. The charity’s operations are centred around a large Victorian house, surrounded by woodland, overlooking… Continue reading Ogilvie helps charity in £10 million expansion plan

charities, heritage

Search for views on historic parklands

A CHARITY is launching a new project to find out what local residents think of Kinneil Estate and Kinneil Foreshore. The Friends of Kinneil hopes the work will also generate greater awareness of the facilities and attractions at both sites – and even attract new money into future projects. The group is targeting the Deanfield… Continue reading Search for views on historic parklands

charities, construction, leisure, Ogilvie, public sector

Time Capsule revamp is a splash hit

ONE of Scotland’s leading leisure centres has been officially re-opened after the first phase of a £6 million revamp. The Time Capsule in Coatbridge has had extensive renovation work over the past year. It now boasts a unique new attraction: Europe’s only indoor “Tornado Tantrum” slide. The thrilling 30 second slide, which was imported from… Continue reading Time Capsule revamp is a splash hit

charities, social media

Become a ‘Friend’ of the Friends

A CHARITY has tapped into the world’s biggest social networking site to keep in contact with local people. The Friends of Kinneil – which promotes historic Kinneil Estate in Bo’ness – now has a dedicated section on Facebook, allowing local people to easily follow its activities. Just visit http://www.facebook.com/kinneil and “like” the group. The park… Continue reading Become a ‘Friend’ of the Friends

charities, construction, leisure, Ogilvie, public sector, Uncategorized

New £9 million leisure centre to open its doors

A NEW £9 million leisure complex in Lanark is set to open its doors. The facility – called “South Lanarkshire Lifestyles – Lanark” has been built by Ogilvie Construction for South Lanarkshire Council. It will be operated and maintained by the authority’s leisure partner, South Lanarkshire Leisure Ltd. The new centre, close to the town’s… Continue reading New £9 million leisure centre to open its doors